PDP-1 (was Re: OT and getting further OT...)

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Fri Feb 11 13:03:35 2005

On Fri, 11 Feb 2005, Eric Smith wrote:

> Brad wrote:
> > It would be great if someone could shoot some video of it running space
> > war... I'd love to see that and I'll bet others would too.
> > any chance?
> Yes, we'll definitely make a video available on pdp-1.org once we
> have it running.
> But not on pdp1.com! :-)

Icky! I don't want the PDP-1 catching herpes!

> We don't have exact details worked out, but we intend to run the PDP-1
> much more frequently than the once-a-year schedule they had in Boston.
> I'd like to see it run for public demo at least once a month, and
> preferably more. I think it will probably be on Saturday afternoons.
> We plan to build some rugged Space War control boxes using arcade-grade
> buttons so that visitors can play.

This is incredibly cool. This is like restoring and playing with the
original Difference Engine, only it actually does something. Have you
posted this to any of the larger retrogaming websites? I wonder how the
gaming community will perceive this, i.e. if they will really understand
the significance since it relates directly to everything they stand for.

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